Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

The Virginia Creeper Trail I’ve been “chomping at the bit” to experience the Creeper Trail ever since I learned about it several years ago.  I finally got the opportunity, recently, when my husband and I went on a little adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our experience began in Damascus, Virginia, where we rented mountain bikes at Adventure Damascus and took a shuttle … Continue reading Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

Doing Florida, Old-Style

I have many wonderful memories of visiting the Daytona Beach area during my younger years. It saddens me to see that many of the old hotels have been torn down and replaced with condos. If you look close enough, however, you can still find many historic buildings and storefronts that reflect the flavor and style of vintage Florida. My daughter and I visited Daytona Beach … Continue reading Doing Florida, Old-Style

Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

The first couple of months of 2017 had me in a whirlwind of stress due to some difficult work projects, so I was even more excited than normal to be able to get away with my husband for a relaxing beach vacation in Southeast Florida. Clearwater Beach, FL We weren’t the only ones who thought a February beach vacation was a good idea. Clearwater Beach … Continue reading Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

Small Town Indiana’s Hidden Gems

    I was given some work assignments in South Central Indiana, which required overnight travel, so I decided to combine my business trip with an exploration of some small towns that I have visited many times before, but this time I would pay closer attention. I took notice of the farmlands and small churches as I made my way from Scottsburg to Paoli, and … Continue reading Small Town Indiana’s Hidden Gems

Tybee Island and Savannah

  After spending several weeks enduring a frostbitten winter, Mike and I headed for the southern Georgia coast to soak up some sunshine and do a little sightseeing. Mike traveled south on business and, then, picked me up at the airport in Orlando, so we started our trip with a couple of days at Daytona Beach Shores, just to relax by the ocean and warm … Continue reading Tybee Island and Savannah

How the Murphy Girls Roll

Caitlin and I set off on a Momma/Daughter adventure to do a little exploring around Northern Kentucky. Our first stop was at Jane’s Saddlebag, in Burlington, KY. Jane’s is a family-owned business in which they took their family farm and turned it into a fun place for other families to enjoy. We enjoyed mango wine slushies while browsing Jane’s Whine Shoppe and Wyatt’s General Store. … Continue reading How the Murphy Girls Roll

Covered Bridge Festival

October, 2014 I’ve heard that Indiana’s Covered Bridge Festival is one of the largest festivals in the nation, so my friend, Julie, and I decided to check it out. The festival started in Rockville, Indiana, over 50 years ago, and has spread to several different towns in Parke County, Indiana. The closest available motel with vacancy was in Terre Haute, which worked out fine for … Continue reading Covered Bridge Festival

Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary, Mike and I headed southeast for some sand and sunshine! Although not a planned part of the trip, we found ourselves too close to Charleston, SC, not to check it out. So that was our first stop. Beautiful homes are surrounded by a wealth of history. We were also quite fascinated by all of the old trees, which seemed … Continue reading Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine